Claudine Gruen, Vice President

Claudine Gruen is the Vice President Director of Operations of Garthchester with more than three decades of experience in the management industry.


While Claudine was attending college at Baruch, she was already getting her feet wet in the real estate field, working part-time for a landlord tenant attorney. By the early 1980s, she was working with Nu-Place Realty, a company that did sales and rentals and was on the cutting edge of co-op conversions. More recently, Claudine worked for a New York-based real estate company, focusing on physical property management. Now she has brought her expertise to Garthchester. President Jay Mendel has high respect for Claudine’s talents: “Claudine is exceptionally gifted in her abilities to win over board members and at the same time, run her properties as first class operations.”


Claudine heads up the Queens office, located in Forest Hills. She has been essential in broadening Garthchester’s reach to another borough of New York City. Claudine hopes Garthchester will soon be managing buildings all over New York, including Manhattan. She believes clients in Westchester and the city will appreciate Garthchester’s unique personalized and specialized hands-on service that existing clients know all about.


One of the reasons joining Garthchester was so desirable for Claudine was because “it is an A+ company already. What I want to do now is continue the high level of service that already exists and grow the business at the same time.” Claudine admires Garthchester’s ability to provide the type of service to clients that she values, and that’s a why she wanted to be a part of this company. Claudine’s main focus has always been helping residents overcome any and all issues. Having a well-run building with happy residents is the most important thing a management company can do for its clients according to Claudine: “I want all the unit owners and shareholders to love where they live and be happy to come home. Garthchester will continue to do that for every single person who lives in one of our buildings.”


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